|Date chosen for The Open Couple||Allocated dates for the other four plays|
|Friday, Sep 19 (8pm)||Oct 3, Oct 17, Oct 31, Nov 14 (Fridays, 8pm)|
|Saturday, Sep 20 (8pm)||Oct 4, Oct 18, Nov 1 and Nov 15 (Saturdays, 8pm)|
|Sunday, Sep 21 (3pm)||Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16 (Sundays, 3pm)|
|Sunday, Sep 21 (6.30pm)||Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16 (Sundays, 6.30pm)|
|Tuesday, Sep 23 (8pm)||Oct 7, Oct 21, Oct 4, Nov 18 (Fridays, 8pm)|
|Wednesday, Sep 24 (8pm)||Oct 8, Oct 22, Oct 5, Nov 19 (Fridays, 8pm)|
|Thursday, Sep 25 (8pm)||Oct 9, Oct 23, Oct 6, Nov 20 (Fridays, 8pm)|
|Friday, Sep 26 (8pm)||Oct 10, Oct 24, Oct 7, Nov 21 (Fridays, 8pm)|
|Saturday, Sep 27 (8pm)||Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8 and Nov 22 (Saturdays, 8pm)|
|Sunday, Sep 28 (3pm)||Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 23 (Sundays, 3pm)|
|Sunday, Sep 28 (6.30pm)||Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 23 (Sundays, 6.30pm)|
The Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav (also known as Sawai) is amongst the largest and most popular musical festivals of Indian Classical music in India. It was originally known as the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav. The festival was founded by the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in 1953 as a tribute to commemorate the life, legacy and achievements of Pt. Sawai Gandharva, a legendary Indian Classical vocalist.
After Pt. Bhimsen Joshi`s death in January 2011, the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal decided to rechristen the name of the festival to the ``Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav`` in honor of the legendary vocalist. Artists are invited from various parts of India to present their compositions at the festival. This festival is also the debut platform for many upcoming artists. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi was instrumental in inviting musicians from varying backgrounds to the festival because of his own appreciation and reverence for diverse approaches to presenting Indian Classical music. As a result, the festival has become an annual event for music connoisseurs worldwide and reinforces the modernity of Indian Classical Music.
The 3 Day Festival Programme is as under:
17th Feb 2012, Friday (6.30 pm onwards).
Shri. Shrinivas Joshi (Hindustani Vocal)
Pt.Kumar Bose (Tabla Solo)
Pt.Rajan & Sajan Mishra (Hindustani Vocal)
18th Feb 2012, Saturday (6.30 pm onwards)
Ms. Alarmelvelli (Bharatnatyam)
Padmashri Ustad Shahid Parvez (Sitar Recital) with Pt.Kumar Bose (Tabla) Pt. Ajay Chakraborty (Hindustani Vocal) with Pt.Kumar Bose (Tabla) and Ajay Joglekar (Harmonium)
19th Feb 2012, Sunday (6.30 pm onwards)
Tabla Jugalbandi between Pt.Shankar Ghosh and Bickram Ghosh Kumaresh Ganesh (Violin ), Pt. Ronu Majumdar (Flute), Bickram Ghosh (Tabla).
Purchase of a Couple ticket is mandatory for buying the tickets for Singles, Teenagers and Kids in a single transaction.